Prioritising your recovery

We often hear about how hard things can be physically and emotionally after childbirth, so we want to help you prepare for the realities of your postnatal recovery. Looking after yourself well post- birth will promote the recovery process. Regardless of the type of birth you have had, your body has done something amazing, but strenuous and now needs you to take extra care to help with the healing process. Your emotional wellbeing should also be nurtured by taking things more gently. Here are some top tips and blogs written by our team of in-house midwives to help you prepare and recover.

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Recovery after childbirth is a priority during the postnatal period. The better you feel, both physically and emotionally, the easier the transition into family life will be, and the quicker you will regain your strength. So, never forget to make sure you are looking after yourself the best that you can.

Planning 30 minutes a day just for you will help:

  • Build this time into your daily routine from the start.
  • Ask your partner or a family member to spend a regular 30-minute time slot with baby.
  • Take yourself for a lie down/ warm bath/shower or short walk - whatever helps you to relax best.
  • Stick to this routine so you, your baby and your family expect it each day.

Download our new mum checklist for tips and advice to help support your recovery, download below, and as mental health is just as important, we have partnered with Pandas Foundation – find out more here

To find out more about our 5 steps on how to prepare and recover from childbirth, follow this link.

Looking after yourself postpartum will promote the recovery process. Our FREE new mum checklist gives you tips on how to prepare for your recovery, advice on building time for yourself into your routine and essentials to support your recovery.

Prioritising your recovery 30+ page e-book, RRP £3, or FREE with every Spritz for Bits purchase.

Karen McEwen, Registered Midwife @ My Expert Midwife helps you to get ahead with our instantly accessible 30+page guide, to help you understand what to expect after the birth of your baby.

Taking you from how you can plan ahead for your postnatal recovery, get practical help from visitors, wound care and healing whether that’s a Caesarean or vaginal birth, looking after your mental health, personal hygiene, your nutrition and making sure you prioritise yourself after childbirth by getting 30 minutes a day for you. Exclusively available at My Expert Midwife. Packed with top tips and easy reference checklists to help you prepare and recover. For every e-book sold we donate a £1 to PANDAs Foundation.

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Looking after your emotional recovery

The psychological effects of birth can also be difficult and birth trauma is more common than you might think. If you or your family or friends are suffering from issues related to your mental health during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, Pandas Foundation UK is a charity which is there to help.

Pandas Foundation UK

Birth Recovery Duo

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